We build strong kids
strong families strong communities

About the Y Southland

Our vision: Strong kids, strong families, strong communities. 

Our purpose: Enhancing individual and community wellbeing through connection and belonging, provision of safe and welcoming spaces, and quality opportunities to participate and thrive in the community. 

Our values: Caring (Atawhaitia), Respect (Whakanui i te Tangata), Honesty (Te Whakapono), Responsibility (Te Awenga Atu). 

While youth development is a key component of the Y and our mission, the Y is really a place for everyone. We value inclusion and diversity in all that we do. We believe in the importance of health and wellbeing, and in the value of providing spaces and opportunities for people to enhance their mind, body and spirit. We are committed to being a true community organisation and having a lasting and positive impact. 


Alternative Education tutor

If you’re looking for a role that has a direct positive impact on young people in Southland, we could have just what you’re after!

A vacancy for an Alternative Education tutor has arisen with the Y Southland.

This is a role that will see you work alongside and support students (aged 14 -15 years) who have been alienated from schooling. The aim of the Alternative Education tutor is to re-engage students in a meaningful learning programme, targeted to their individual needs, and support their transition back into mainstream schooling, further education, training or employment.

You’ll provide one to one and group-based support and guidance to young people across a programme that encompasses three main elements: literacy and numeracy skills, life skills and recreation and physical activity.

We’re looking for someone with the capacity to demonstrate strong empathy and care for young people, with a proactive approach to behaviour management and experience in developing resources and learning experiences to support students and their educational outcomes.

The Y Southland offers a positive working environment, free access to the Y Fitness Centre and opportunities for professional development.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), fixed term role through until 31 December, 2023.

Application details 

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Applications close Wednesday 28th September, 2022


Y-Juniors Coach

Bring your fun, creative and bubbly nature to this awesome role with the Y.

You’ll work alongside kids aged between 5 and 12 years and will be hands-on with planning as we continually look for ways to add vibrancy and excitement to our after school care and holiday programmes.

Hours of work are weekdays 2.30pm to 6pm, with additional hours over the school holidays.

Experience with kids is important, but equally so is the ability to bring the fun, the energy, and the high vibes to the Y-Juniors programme.

We do school pick-ups and holiday programme excursions, so a full and clean driver licence is essential, as is a clear police vet and a commitment to safeguarding training.

Have fun with your work and add your own flair and ideas to our Y-Junior programming.

Check out the job description here

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